Pakistan summoned the British High Commissioner in Islamabad on Friday to protest the â€œFree Balochistanâ€ slogans being displayed on London cabs that it said attacked the countryâ€™s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew over slogans being displayed on London taxis.
According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, â€œthe high commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on our sovereignty and territorial integrity.
â€The issue is also being raised with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office by the Pakistan High Commissioner in London, the Foreign Office said in a statement.
â€œPakistan is aware of the intentions of such sinister and malicious campaigns, which should not be allowed on the soil of a friendly country,â€ the statement said.
According to media reports, â€œFree Balochistanâ€ slogans appeared on taxis in London. In September 2017, Pakistan had summoned the Swiss ambassador over the public display of anti-Pakistan posters by a group in Switzerland.
Balochistan is the largest of Pakistanâ€™s four provinces,but people in the restive region have long complained thatthey do not get a fair share of its natural resources.Â